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  • Do pick up lines work?

    Do pick up lines work?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:03:49 GMT
    Mary Jo RapiniMary Jo Rapini
    The question came up, “Do pickup lines actually work?” To answer this, I went down to The Ginger Man in the Rice Village in Houston, Texas, and asked people what they thought.
    The question came up, “Do pickup lines actually work?” To answer this, I went down to The Ginger Man in the Rice Village in Houston, Texas, and asked people what they thought.
  • How to help yourself or someone you love with food addiction

    How to help yourself or someone you love with food addiction

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:14:37 GMT
    Mary Jo RapiniMary Jo Rapini
    Obesity is an epidemic all over the world. It underlies illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Food addicts differ from people who overeat during holidays or special events. They differ because they have a relationship with food that is unhealthy.
    Obesity is an epidemic all over the world. It underlies illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Food addicts differ from people who overeat during holidays or special events. They differ because they have a relationship with food that is unhealthy.
  • Addicted to the thrill of shopping

    Addicted to the thrill of shopping

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:44:41 GMT
    Mary Jo RapiniMary Jo Rapini
    Has shopping become a pastime for you? Many people, especially women, may answer that question yes…so how do you know when shopping has become a serious addiction instead of just bonding with friends, finding a cute outfit or having “me time?” According to the compulsive buying scale, there are seven questions to ask yourself.
    Has shopping become a pastime for you? Many people, especially women, may answer that question yes…so how do you know when shopping has become a serious addiction instead of just bonding with friends, finding a cute outfit or having “me time?” According to the compulsive buying scale, there are seven questions to ask yourself.
  • Loving a partner through an alcohol addiction

    Loving a partner through an alcohol addiction

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:02:22 GMT
    Mary Jo RapiniMary Jo Rapini
    Life is stressful, and when you get married you may not know your partner’s history of family addictions. One of the problems that strike many marriages is when a partner becomes addicted. It doesn’t really matter what the addiction is, because what it does to the addicted person is pretty much the same destructive pattern.
    Life is stressful, and when you get married you may not know your partner’s history of family addictions. One of the problems that strike many marriages is when a partner becomes addicted. It doesn’t really matter what the addiction is, because what it does to the addicted person is pretty much the same destructive pattern.
  • Are you and your family addicted to media?

    Are you and your family addicted to media?

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:29:38 GMT
    Mary Jo RapiniMary Jo Rapini
    The University of Maryland has researched the dependency on different forms of mass media with college age students to find that media is the most common addiction in the United States. Their study subjects were college age, and they asked their subjects to disconnect for 24 hours from using any type of media. They also asked them to record their thoughts as they disconnected from internet, television, MP3 players and other electronics.
    The University of Maryland has researched the dependency on different forms of mass media with college age students to find that media is the most common addiction in the United States. Their study subjects were college age, and they asked their subjects to disconnect for 24 hours from using any type of media. They also asked them to record their thoughts as they disconnected from internet, television, MP3 players and other electronics.
  • Effects of the Term 'Man Up"

    Effects of the Term 'Man Up"

  • Mary Jo Rapini: What to do if your own child is the bully

    Mary Jo Rapini: What to do if your own child is the bully

    The news is full of tragic bullying stories. Media's focus on the victim has been extensive with helping parents get involved, schools embracing non-bully zones and law enforcement's presence to keep children safe from harm. However, there would be no bullying if it weren't for the bully. There is no such thing as a bully baby, so how do bullies become bullies and where does it all begin? Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/25140574/7-dos-and-donts-when-your-
  • 5 Signs You’ve Settled for a Broken Relationship

    5 Signs You’ve Settled for a Broken Relationship

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:36 AM EST2014-03-03 16:36:30 GMT
    Do you get up in the morning knowing you are in a relationship that isn't right for you? Your parents advise you to stick it out, and your friends remind you how difficult single life is, but still at
    Do you get up in the morning knowing you are in a relationship that isn't right for you? Your parents advise you to stick it out, and your friends remind you how difficult single life is, but still at
  • Fireworks in the bedroom

    Fireworks in the bedroom

  • 7- Year Itch doesn’t have to lead to twelfth year divorce

    7- Year Itch doesn’t have to lead to twelfth year divorce

    Monday, April 8 2013 7:23 AM EDT2013-04-08 11:23:29 GMT
    A colleague of mine asked me last week if married couples really do develop such a thing as the seven year itch. He had been talking to his buddies the night before and some of them were referring to feeling
    A colleague of mine asked me last week if married couples really do develop such a thing as the seven year itch. He had been talking to his buddies the night before and some of them were referring to feeling
  • Teen dating violence

    Teen dating violence

  • Men and Women Who Dated Frequently Have a Higher Risk of Divorce

    Men and Women Who Dated Frequently Have a Higher Risk of Divorce

    Thursday, March 14 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-03-14 13:50:19 GMT
    The ratio of new marriages to divorce is 2:1 according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). That means for every two marriages that occur there is one divorce. Divorce ranked number
    The ratio of new marriages to divorce is 2:1 according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). That means for every two marriages that occur there is one divorce. Divorce ranked number
  • Female Teachers Who Have Sex with Their Students; Why?

    Female Teachers Who Have Sex with Their Students; Why?

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 1:56 PM EDT2013-03-12 17:56:05 GMT
    There has been almost an epidemic of recent stories about female teachers having sex with their students. Almost every state in the United States is reporting these stories, and everyone is asking the
    There has been almost an epidemic of recent stories about female teachers having sex with their students. Almost every state in the United States is reporting these stories, and everyone is asking the
  • The Gap Between Your Ears is the Most Important Gap

    The Gap Between Your Ears is the Most Important Gap

    Monday, March 4 2013 3:38 PM EST2013-03-04 20:38:06 GMT
    If you tweet on Twitter, you will see many #Thighgap. There is always something new, and it appears thigh gap is the new way girls are comparing themselves with one another to feel thin and pretty. Thigh
    If you tweet on Twitter, you will see many #Thighgap. There is always something new, and it appears thigh gap is the new way girls are comparing themselves with one another to feel thin and pretty. Thigh
  • Is There Abuse in Your Teen’s Relationship?

    Is There Abuse in Your Teen’s Relationship?

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 4:48 PM EST2013-02-12 21:48:37 GMT
    February is teen violence awareness month, and with Chris Brown's recent court date following abuse charges from his girlfriend Rhianna, it draws out attention to the topic of abuse and dating. A recent
    February is teen violence awareness month, and with Chris Brown's recent court date following abuse charges from his girlfriend Rhianna, it draws out attention to the topic of abuse and dating. A recent
  • Money matters among three reasons for marital strife

    Money matters among three reasons for marital strife

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 4:47 PM EST2013-02-12 21:47:48 GMT
    Marriage research has listed finances as one of the top three reasons couples get into trouble. Couples who begin to struggle with money issues are having problems at a deeper level than the cost of the
    Marriage research has listed finances as one of the top three reasons couples get into trouble. Couples who begin to struggle with money issues are having problems at a deeper level than the cost of the
  • Spend the holidays with your son-in-law

    Spend the holidays with your son-in-law

    Thursday, December 6 2012 10:52 AM EST2012-12-06 15:52:46 GMT
    Every couple I know has a plan for the holidays. Which family will they spend their time with? Some take turns, some spend Thanksgiving with one family and Christmas with the other.
    Every couple I know has a plan for the holidays. Which family will they spend their time with? Some take turns, some spend Thanksgiving with one family and Christmas with the other, but a new research study implies that the best place to be may be with your wife's family. This is especially true if they love their son-in-law.
  • Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini Says 'Man Caves' Can Actually Help Your Marriage

    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini Says 'Man Caves' Can Actually Help Your Marriage

    Did you know a 'man cave' can actually provide a little distance that will actually help make your marriage stronger? Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini discusses on FOX 26 Morning News.
    Did you know a 'man cave' can actually provide a little distance that will actually help make your marriage stronger? Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini discusses on FOX 26 Morning News.
  • Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini Answers Your Valentine's Day Questions

    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini Answers Your Valentine's Day Questions

    Whether it's a question about a gift or how to spice up your love life, Mary Jo is taking it to the streets and answering your V-Day questions.
    Whether it's a question about a gift or how to spice up your love life, Mary Jo is taking it to the streets and answering your V-Day questions.
  • Mary Jo Takes on Body Image, Sexting

    Mary Jo Takes on Body Image, Sexting

    It might sound like a simple concept, but it can mean a lot to women: when they feel that they look good, they feel sexier. Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini is back in the studio answer questions about body image. Later in the...
    It might sound like a simple concept, but it can mean a lot to women: when they feel that they look good, they feel sexier. Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini is back in the studio answer questions about body image. Later in the...
  • Mary Jo Rapini Asks 'Are You Married To a Bully?'

    Mary Jo Rapini Asks 'Are You Married To a Bully?'

    Bully behavior begins in childhood as children watch their parents and siblings and learn those behaviors. If they learn bullying behaviors, they will mimic them. Some of them learn the error of their ways and change.
    Bully behavior begins in childhood as children watch their parents and siblings and learn those behaviors. If they learn bullying behaviors, they will mimic them. Some of them learn the error of their ways and change.

Meet Mary Jo

"Women must understand their bodies, their sexuality, and their own passions and gifts." Join psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini weekdays on FOX 26 Morning News. Visit her website at http://www.maryjorapini.com/ View her bio, click here.

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